Events Archive 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

  • Jul 30
    Faculty Summer Workshop 12:05 PMLaw School 4042

    Professor Stuart M. Benjamin, Duke University School of Law. You must RSVP to Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment to have a lunch reserved for you. If you have any questions, please email cheek@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

  • Aug 6
    Faculty Summer Workshop 12:05 PMLaw School 4042

    Faculty Summer Workshop: Professor Kim Krawiec, UNC-CH School of Law. You must RSVP to Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment to have a lunch reserved for you. If you have any questions, please email cheek@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

  • Aug 13
    Faculty Summer Workshop 12:05 PMLaw School 4042

    Faculty Summer Workshop: Visiting Professor Abraham L. Wickelgren, Northwestern University School of Law. You must RSVP to Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment to have a lunch reserved for you. If you have any questions, please email cheek@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

  • Aug 19
    LEAD Week All DayLaw School 3041

    Class of 2011 orientation.

  • Aug 19
    DLJ Orientation All DayLaw School 4049

    Members of the Duke Law Journal meet for orientation.

  • Aug 19
    L&CP Orientation All DaySee description

    Members of the Law and Contemporary Problems journal meet for orientation. Meetings to be held in rooms 4040, 4042, and 3171.

  • Aug 19
    DFLSC Orientation 8:30 AMLaw School 4042

    Members of the Duke Forum for Law & Social change meet for orientation.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

  • Aug 20
    DLJ Orientation All DayLaw School 4049

    Members of the Duke Law Journal meet for orientation.

  • Aug 20
    LEAD Week All DayLaw School 3041

    Class of 2011 orientation.

  • Aug 20
    Faculty Summer Workshop 10:00 AMLaw School 4042

    Professor Lisa Griffin, Duke University School of Law. You must RSVP to Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment to have a lunch reserved for you. If you have any questions, please email cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 20
    LEAD Week: Class of 2011 Welcome Reception 6:00 PMSarah P. Duke Gardens

    Class of 2011 students and Law School faculty gather for a reception to welcome the new class.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

  • Aug 21
    LEAD Week All DayLaw School 3041

    Class of 2011 orientation.

  • Aug 21
    Trivia Night 7:00 PMSee description

    Duke Law Alumni & Development Office hosts a Trivia Night at Satisfaction in downtown Durham. Pizza and drinks provided. For more information, contact Susan McLean at mclean@law.duke.edu.

Friday, August 22, 2008

  • Aug 22
    LEAD Week All DayLaw School 3041

    Class of 2011 orientation.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

  • Aug 25
    Datebook Pick-up All DayLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Pick-up a copy of the 2008-2009 Law School datebook. Limit one (1) per student.

  • Aug 25
    1st Day of Classes All DaySee description

    Fall semester classes begin.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

  • Aug 26
    Datebook Pick-up All DayLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Pick-up a copy of the 2008-2009 Law School datebook. Limit one (1) per student.

  • Aug 26
    Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Meeting of Duke Law faculty.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

  • Aug 27
    Datebook Pick-up All DayLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Pick-up a copy of the 2008-2009 Law School datebook. Limit one (1) per student.

  • Aug 27
    Making the Most of Your 1L Year 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Join Professors Paul Haagen and Neil Siegel and members of the American Constitution Society for a lively discussion of how to make the most out of your first year at law school. Pizza lunch provided; bring your own beverage and your questions. For more information, contact Sonja Ralston Elder at sonja.ralstonelder@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

  • Aug 28
    Datebook Pick-up All DayLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Pick-up a copy of the 2008-2009 Law School datebook. Limit one (1) per student.

  • Aug 28
    Public Interest & Pro Bono Board Meeting 12:05 PMSee description

    Members of the Public Interest and Bro Bono Board hold their first meeting for the 2008-2009 academic year in Room 4055. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 28
    Duke in D.C. Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    In January 2009, Duke Law School will offer an externship opportunity for 8-12 students to work in an office in Washington, D.C. that is active in the federal policy making process, either in the House or Senate, in the executive branch, or in an organization that engages in policy making. A course on federal policy making will be taught in conjunction with the externship.

    Interested? Join us at the Duke in D.C. information session. A light lunch will be served; bring your own beverage.

  • Aug 28
    Dean's Cup Meeting 12:15 PMSee description

    The Moot Court Board to hold informational meeting for all upperclass students interested in competing in this year's Dean's Cup. The tournament will have a new structure this year, so all potential competitors are encouraged to attend one of the meetings (the other will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3). For more information, contact Chris Vieira at christopher.vieira@law.duke.edu or Jeff David at jeffrey.david@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 28
    Duke Law Innocence Project Viewing of "Murder on a Sunday Morning" 7:00 PMLaw School 4045

    This Academy-Award winning documentary showcases two Florida public defenders' efforts to exonerate a teenager wrongly accused of a murder. No commitment to the DLIP is necessary at this kickoff event. Just come out for free food, a fantastic film, and an engaging look at what innocence work can be like.

Friday, August 29, 2008

  • Aug 29
    Datebook Pick-up All DayLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Pick-up a copy of the 2008-2009 Law School datebook. Limit one (1) per student.

  • Aug 29
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Professor Heather K. Gerken, Yale University School of Law. You must RSVP to Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment to have a lunch reserved for you. If you have any questions, please email cheek@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

  • Aug 30
    DLTR Orientation 10:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Duke Law & Technology Review orientation; open to members only. For more information, contact adjoa.linzy@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 30
    J. Reuben Clark Law Society Welcome Back Barbecue 6:00 PMSee description

    Join the J. Reuben Clark Law Society for a welcome back barbecue. Pulled pork sandwiches, sides, and deserts will be served. Everyone is welcome. Location: Forest Hills Park (1639 University Drive).

Monday, September 1, 2008

  • Sep 1
    Labor Day Holiday All DayNone

    Classes will meet as scheduled.

  • Sep 1
    Duke Charity Denim 10:00 AMBryan Center Von Canon Rooms

    Duke Public Interest Law Foundation is sponsoring a Charity Denim sale at the Duke University Bryan Center Von Canon Rooms. Designer denim jeans will be sold at heavily reduced prices! A portion of the proceeds from each pair of jeans sold will fund public interest law fellowships for Duke Law students. Brands include: Seven for all Man Kind, True Religion, and iJeans have been sold at recent sales. Come Early, Buy Often! Do Good by Looking Good.

  • Sep 1
    OUTlaw Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    OUTlaw, the LGBT and ally organization at Duke Law, hosts its kick-off meeting with an interactive discussion about what the group plans to do over the course of this year and what OUTlaw is all about. Food provided. For more information, contact outlaw@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

  • Sep 2
    BLSA Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    First Black Law Students Association general body meeting. Lunch served.

  • Sep 2
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Professor Scott Dodson, University of Arkansas School of Law. You must RSVP to Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment to have a lunch reserved for you. If you have any questions, please email cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 2
    Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Info Session 12:15 PMSee description

    GAL hosts an info session in Room 4055. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 2
    Mastering Callbacks with Frank Kimball 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    2Ls & 3Ls invited to learn about callback interviews from the pros -- including what to expect, how to prepare for, and how to master a callback interview. Former hiring partner Frank Kimball will share his 29 years of experience interviewing, hiring, evaluating, and counseling students and lawyers. A panel of third year students will also share their callback experiences and personal advice. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and WLSA. RSVP to careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

  • Sep 3
    On Campus Interviews All DaySee description

    On Campus Interviews held at the Fuqua School of Business. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 3
    Law & Finance Faculty Lunch 12:00 PMLaw School 4049

    Members of the Duke University Law and Finance faculty meet for lunch. Law Presenter Kim Krawiec to discuss "Operational Risk Management: An Emergent Industry." Fuqua presenter Simon Gervais' discussion tentatively entitled, "Legal Protection in Retail Financial Markets."

  • Sep 3
    Freedomnomics: Market Interference Affects More Than Your Wallet -- It Affects Your Personal Liberty, Too 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Federalist Society hosts lecture by Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., senior research scholar at the University of Maryland, former chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission, and author of 90+ articles and five books. Lott to discuss the harm of government programs to a free society by examining examples ranging from the death penalty to affirmative action, and debunking the myth that a free market cannot succeed in practice. Lunch provided.

  • Sep 3
    Supreme Court Review: The Death Penalty 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Tom Maher of The Center for Death Penalty Litigation to speak about the Supreme Court's recent decisions on the death penalty. Join ACS and Professor Jim Coleman in this discussion. Lunch served. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Tania Faransso at tania.faransso@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 3
    Dean's Cup Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The Moot Court Board to hold informational meeting for all upperclass students interested in competing in this year's Dean's Cup. The tournament will have a new structure this year, so all potential competitors are encouraged to attend one of the meetings. For more information, contact Chris Vieira at christopher.vieira@law.duke.edu or Jeff David at jeffrey.david@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 3
    JLSA Bagel Brunch 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    The Jewish Law Students Association hosts an informal bagel brunch. Stop by between 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM, grab a bagel and lox, and learn what JLSA has in store for the semester. Brunch partially sponsored by Lowenstein Sandler.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

  • Sep 4
    On Campus Interviews All DaySee description

    On Campus Interviews held at the Fuqua School of Business. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 4
    Breakfast with the Dean 8:30 AMLaw School 2014

    Join Dean David F. Levi for coffee and conversation. Assorted breakfast refreshments served. Space is limited. To sign up, contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 4
    Student Paper Series First Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    "The Promise of Legitimacy: The Challenge that Rule Legitimation of International Law Poses for the New Century's Human Security Agenda" to be presented. The Student Paper Series provides a forum for intellectually stimulating discussions of student scholarship and is open to all Duke Law students (you do not need to present a paper to participate). Lunch served. For more information, contact sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 4
    Practicing Corporate Law Abroad 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    James Thayer '05, associate with global law firm Freshfields, to discuss opportunities for U.S. lawyers wishing to practice corporate law abroad. Thayer currently works out of the firm's Frankfurt, Germany office. Lunch provided by Freshfields. RSVP to careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 4
    Community Round Table Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Representatives from all student organizations meet for a community round table discussion.

  • Sep 4
    Public Interest Kick-Off and Pro Bono Sign-Up 4:00 PMSee description

    Duke Law's Public Interest and Pro Bono year begins with the Kick-Off and Pro Bono Sign-Up. PIPB Board members showcase the year's public interest activities and a wide variety of pro bono opportunities. Pizza, beer, and sodas served. All students, faculty, and staff welcome! For more information contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu. Location: Star Commons

Friday, September 5, 2008

  • Sep 5
    On Campus Interviews All DaySee description

    On Campus Interviews held at the Fuqua School of Business. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 5
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Professor Richard Schmalbeck, Duke University School of Law. You must RSVP to Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment to have a lunch reserved for you. If you have any questions, please email cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 5
    Student Activites Fair 3:00 PMSee description

    Representatives from numerous student organizations will be on hand in the Star Commons to introduce new students to all the opportunities for engagement in the Duke Law community. For more information, contact Elissa Flynn at elissa.flynn@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 5
    First Fridays 5:00 PMSee description

    Join members of the Duke Law community at a faculty-student cocktail reception in the Star Commons. This will be the first of a series of receptions hosted by the DBA on the first Friday of every month. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. Faculty and staff, please RSVP to stephanie.lam@duke.edu for yourself and any guests you wish to bring.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

  • Sep 7
    Fall Faculty Reception 6:00 PMSee description

    Dean David F. Levi and his wife, Nancy Ranney, host a reception for Duke Law faculty at their home. Faculty may RSVP to Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

Monday, September 8, 2008

  • Sep 8
    On Campus Interviews All DaySee description

    On Campus Interviews held at the Fuqua School of Business. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 8
    Public Interest Law Foundation Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Think you might work for a government, nonprofit, or other public interest employer this summer? Come to the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) kick-off meeting to find out how 20 hours of your volunteer fund-raising time can lead to a grant helping you to pursue your public interest dreams. Lunch provided; bring your own drink.

  • Sep 8
    International Human Rights Law Society Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Learn about the International Human Rights Law Society and its upcoming events. Also on the agenda: a discussion about the election of the new executive
    board. New and current members welcome. Lunch served. For more information, contact clair.kwon@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 8
    Kaplan PMBR Bar Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    MPRE? MBE? MPT? What are these letters? Attend this information session and learn all the details you need to know regarding the MPRE and the Bar Exam. We will discuss how to apply, how it's structured and scored and how to prepare. State-specific information (including for New York Bar takers) will be given. Lunch will be provided.

  • Sep 8
    Global Law Workshop- W. Mark C. Weidemaier 3:00 PMLaw School 4042

    W. Mark C. Weidemaier of the UNC Law School presents "Disputing Boilerplate" (Arbitration clauses in international debt contracts). Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 8
    PALS Welcome Back Barbecue 5:00 PMSee description

    Join PALS (Parents Attending Law School), a student-led group providing information and support for law school students with children, for their welcome back barbecue. Kids and significant others are welcome. Location: Beber Sculpture Garden.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

  • Sep 9
    On Campus Interviews All DaySee description

    On Campus Interviews held at the Fuqua School of Business. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 9
    Meet Judge Eugene Sullivan 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Professor Robinson Everett and The Gothic Bookshop invite you to meet Judge Eugene Sullivan. Sullivan is a federal judge (Senior Status), graduate of West Point, and Vietnam Veteran. He served as an Army Ranger Instructor, White House lawyer, Dept. of Justice trial attorney, and was General Counsel of both the U.S. Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office. Copies of Judge Sullivan's second novel, The Report to the Judiciary, will be available for purchase.

  • Sep 9
    Welcome Back Meeting for Mock Trial Board Members 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Meeting for members of the Mock Trial Board; discussion to include tournaments, training, and commitments for the upcoming year. For more information, contact Sam Burness at samuel.burness@law.duke.edu

  • Sep 9
    International Law Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    All students, including and especially international LLM students, are invited to join ILS for its first meeting of the year. ILS will elect this year's 1L and LLM representatives and discuss plans for this year's activities and events. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Michael Gilles at Michael.Gilles@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 9
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to review student groups' funding requests. Submit any requests to Sean McClure's mail folder by Monday at 5PM. Requesting groups are encouraged to attend to discuss their events.

  • Sep 9
    Environmental Law Society Interest Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join the Environmental Law Society for our 2008-2009 kickoff/interest Meeting. We will be discussing our role on campus, our goals and plans for the upcoming year, and we will be electing 1L, LLM, and transfer student representatives. Students will also be able to sign up for the new Alumni Mentor Program. Lunch will be served. Please email Patrick Duggan at Patrick.Duggan@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Sep 9
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    TBA

  • Sep 9
    Equal Justice Works Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Session explaining the benefits of attending the Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 10-11, 2008. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 9
    NSLS Movie Viewing: Rendition 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Join the National Security Law Society for a viewing of Rendition (starring Reese Witherspoon & Jake Gyllenhaal). Pizza will be served.

  • Sep 9
    Latin American Business Law Association Meeting 6:10 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    LABLA to hold a meeting for all people interested in Latin America. Information presented about the association, events, and how to get involved.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

  • Sep 10
    On Campus Interviews All DaySee description

    On Campus Interviews held at the Fuqua School of Business. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 10
    Lessons Learned: The Bush Administration and the Supreme Court 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Davis Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago School of Law, to launch lecture series on key legal and constitutional policy issues arising during the Bush administration. Strauss has served as special counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Assistant Solicitor General of the United States, and argued eighteen cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law.

  • Sep 10
    DVSAAP Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Learn about the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Project and its upcoming events for the semester. Marty Liccardo and Sheila Broderick from the Duke University Women's Center will talk about domestic violence and sexual assault resources on campus and in the community. Lunch served.

  • Sep 10
    Business Law Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Meeting to introduce new and interested students to the Business Law Society. A specific interest in corporate law is not necessary. Attend meeting to express interest and have any questions answered; group to elect 1L class representatives, as well. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Christopher Fawal at christopher.fawal@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 10
    DBA Meeting 6:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Meeting of members of the Duke Bar Association.

  • Sep 10
    Street Law Interest Meeting 6:30 PMSee description

    Street Law is a public interest and pro bono opportunity for law students to volunteer in the Durham County Youth Home or a local middle school. Law students educate youths about the legal system and facilitating personal development. All students interested in volunteering in Street Law, please join us in the Star Commons for our interest meeting. For more information, please contact our co-chairs, Katherine.Shea@law.duke.edu and Michael.Manigault@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

  • Sep 11
    On Campus Interviews All DaySee description

    On Campus Interviews held at the Fuqua School of Business. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 11
    The Devilish Difficulty of Defending a Detainee 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Major Frakt, defense counsel to Mohammed Jawad, to discuss the unique aspects of military commissions and the law, clients, and operating environment at Guantanamo that make it incredibly difficult to defend detainees. For more information, contact allison.hester-haddad@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 11
    The Dirty Dozen 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Federalist Society hosts Bob Levy from the CATO Institute. Levy questions the direction that the judiciary has led the country over the past century in a discussion where he highlights twelve far-reaching Supreme Court cases and their consequences, arguing that they all eroded constitutional limitations on government and reduced individual freedom. For more information, contact Andrew Prins at andrew.prins@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 11
    Duke Law Innocence Project Introduction & Case Assignment 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Interested in exonerating the wrongfully accused? Now is your chance. Come by the Innocence Project by yourself or with a team of up to five friends to learn about our work and receive a case assignment. All students welcome. Pizza served. For more information, contact Eric Eisenberg at ewe3@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 11
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email list-serv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 11
    SOLIMENA Meeting 3:30 PMLaw School 4172

    The newly formed Student Organization for Legal Issues in the Middle East and North Africa (SOLIMENA) to host its first meeting of the semester. Join us as we organize film screenings, language classes, speakers, a conference on Darfur, and other activities.

  • Sep 11
    Public Interest & Government OCI Reception 4:30 PMSee description

    Reception in the 4th Floor Loggia for all public interest and government employers and students interviewing at OCI. Faculty and staff also invited to attend as members of the public interest community at Duke Law School. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. RSVP to careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 11
    Vis Moot Organizational Meeting 5:45 PMLaw School 4044

    All students are invited to attend an organization and information meeting for the Vis Moot Competition. Discussion will include the timetable for the competition, process for selecting a team, writing the briefs, and practice for oral arguments. For more information visit http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/vis.html or contact Professor Charles Holton at cholton@wcsr.com.

Friday, September 12, 2008

  • Sep 12
    On Campus Interviews All DaySee description

    On Campus Interviews held at the Fuqua School of Business. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 12
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Katharine T. Bartlett, A. Kenneth Pye Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law. The topic of Bartlett's presentation is unintended discrimination in the workplace. To have lunch reserved, accept Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment. For more information, contact cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 12
    Applying to the Department of Homeland Security 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Representative from the Department of Homeland Security Office of General Counsel to speak with students about applying to the honors (post-graduate) and summer law internship programs. Students may review the job postings for both programs on Symplicity. Lunch served; RSVP on Symplicity. For more information, contact Tia Barnes at barnes@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 12
    LLM Career Kick-off and Pass the Bar 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Associate Dean Bruce Elvin to give an overview of career planning for foreign-trained LLM students and introduce the Career & Professional Development Center's programs and resources available to Duke LLM students. Director of International Career Development, Chun Hu to present the nuts and bolts of state bar exams in the U.S. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 12
    The Navy JAG: From the Deserts of Iraq to the Military Courtroom 3:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Join Professor Robinson Everett, Captain David Wagner, and Lieutenant Justin Boyd for a presentation detailing the experiences of a junior military lawyer in Iraq and a former chief judge of the Navy Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals' observations of the evolution of military justice.

Monday, September 15, 2008

  • Sep 15
    Mock Trial Interest Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    An information session for 1Ls interested in learning about Duke's Mock Trial competition. For more information, contact Sam Burness at samuel.burness@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 15
    CPDC Student Advisory Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Meeting of the Career & Professional Development Center student advisory board.

  • Sep 15
    Global Law Workshop 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Gregory Shaffer from the University of Minnesota Law School to present "International Trade and Finance." For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 15
    WLSA Wine Social 6:00 PMSee description

    Celebrate the beginning of the school year with the Women's Law Student Association. Mingle with old friends, new classmates, professors, and attorneys from Dechert in the Star Commons Mezzanine (3rd Floor). All are welcome to attend. Wine, appetizers, and other light refreshments served. Sponsored by Dechert and WLSA. For more information, contact Chaula Mehta at chaulamehta@comcast.net.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

  • Sep 16
    Phi Alpha Delta Informational Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Open to all classes and those individuals interested in joining the largest legal fraternity worldwide. Please attend and listen to the multitude of benefits membership in the fraternity offers, as well as, have any questions or concerns addressed.

  • Sep 16
    HLSA Kick-off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Join the Hispanic Law Student Association for its 2008-2009 interest meeting. Agenda items include a discussion of the upcoming year and the election of a social and community service chair. For more information, contact Paula Domingos at paula.domingos@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 16
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to review student groups' funding requests. Submit requests to Sean McClure's mail folder by Monday at 5:00 PM. Requesting groups are encouraged to attend to discuss their events.

  • Sep 16
    Your Personality, Practice Areas, and the Business of Law 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Aligning your personality with the practice areas you pursue may lead to a more fulfilling career. Sheri Michaels, leader of the global associate practice group of the legal recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa, to discuss the day-to-day work in different practice areas and where your personality may find its professional match. Open to all students. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Sep 16
    Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Meeting of Law School faculty.

  • Sep 16
    Duke Law & Technology Review Social 6:00 PMSee description

    All DLTR members and their guests invited to a barbecue in the Beber Sculpture Garden. For more information, contact Adjoa Linzy at adjoa.linzy@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

  • Sep 17
    Mock Interviews All DaySee description

    Mock Interviews in the Career Center. More information to follow.

  • Sep 17
    RASP Kick-off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    The Refugee Asylum Support Project (RASP) hosts a kick-off meeting to describe its projects and events for the year and to elect a new board. Pizza served. There are many spots to fill on the board, so please get involved. For more information, contact Mary Kelly at mary.kelly@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    3Ls: The Insiders' Perspective on Character & Fitness and Passing the Bar Exam 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Gail C. Arneke, the chair and executive director of the N.C. Board of Law Examiner, and Fred P. Parker, a member of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, to discuss passing bar exams and responding to the critical character and fitness portion of your state's bar application. This is the only formal presentation on the bar exam this year. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    Supreme Court Review 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professors Chris Schroeder, Curt Bradley, Guy Charles, and Ernie Young review the most significant decisions of the past term of the U.S. Supreme Court. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    Asian Law Students Welcome Dinner 5:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Come celebrate the beginning of a new school year with ALSA, and meet other ALSA members and leaders. Dinner from Eastern Lights provided. Sponsored by Baker Botts and the DBA. For more information, contact Charles Yeh at Charles.Yeh@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    DBA Board Meeting 6:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Meeting of Duke Bar Association's executive board.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

  • Sep 18
    Mock Job Talk : Blake Hudson 10:30 AMLaw School 3171

    Blake Hudson '07 is on the entry-level teaching market this year and has lined up interviews at the AALS from attractive schools. As part of Duke Law's initiative to help our alumni interested in teaching, we offer them an opportunity to present a mock job talk here to get feedback. For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 18
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Jeff Chemerinsky to present his paper, "Race in the 2008 Presidential Campaign: A Lesson on Race and the Law for the Country?". Lunch served. For more information, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 18
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email list-serv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 18
    ACLU Informational Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4049

    Meeting to cover the agenda for the upcoming school year (activities include a voter registration drive and speaker events) and volunteer opportunities with the local ACLU. In addition, letters of intent for this year's 1L executive board members will be solicited. Lunch served. For more information, contact Patricia Richman at Patricia.Richman@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 18
    Job Searching for 3Ls 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Associate Dean Elvin to meet with 3Ls to discuss the job search process and interview strategy, including topics such as important information to get from your 2L summer employer, interviewing in a new city, and balancing a public interest and private sector job search. Learn about resources available, where to register for the bar exam, and how to maximize your 3L year while pursuing the opportunities you want. RSVP required to careercenter@law.duke.edu by Sept. 16.

Friday, September 19, 2008

  • Sep 19
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Ruth Okediji, William L. Prosser Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. Okediji's scholarship focuses primarily on international intellectual property issues, with an emphasis on the relationship between multilateral trade law and intellectual property policy. To have lunch reserved, accept Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment. For more information, contact cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 19
    Applying to the Department of Housing & Urban Development 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Susan Campbell to meet with students to discuss the work of the Department of Housing & Urban Development, as well as the HUD internship and post-graduate honors programs. The deadline for the HUD Legal Honors Program is Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. Lunch served; RSVP to careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 19
    Academic Success Workshop 3:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Professor Wendel from Pepperdine University School of Law to present his Academic Success Workshop. For more information, contact Brooke Girley at brooke.girley@law.duke.edu.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

  • Sep 23
    Appointments Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Governing faculty only.

  • Sep 23
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to review student groups' funding requests. Submit requests to Sean McClure's mail folder by Monday at 5:00 PM. Requesting groups are encouraged to attend to discuss their events.

  • Sep 23
    LABLA Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The Latin American Business Law Association's information session for those interested in the organization.

  • Sep 23
    Phi Alpha Delta Initiation 6:00 PMLaw School 4047

    For more information, contact Carla@pad.org.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

  • Sep 24
    Introductory SELS Meeting 12:15 PMSee description

    Sports and Entertainment Law Society Meeting.

  • Sep 24
    Town Hall Meeting with Dean Levi 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Dean David F. Levi for a community meeting and open discussion. Bring your questions, comments, and suggestions. Pizza served.

  • Sep 24
    Student Paper Series Reception 5:30 PMSee description

    Student Paper Series hosts a welcome reception giving students an opportunity to learn more about the Series and how to participate. Other resources available to students interested in publication and academia will also be discussed. Open to all Duke Law students. For more information, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu. Location: Star Commons.

  • Sep 24
    DBA Board Meeting 6:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Meeting of Duke Bar Association's executive board.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

  • Sep 25
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email list-serv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 25
    ACS Kick-off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Learn more about Duke's chapter of the American Constitution Society. Discussion items include upcoming events, projects for the year, and soliciting letters of intent for 1L's interested in sitting on the executive board. All students invited. Lunch served.

  • Sep 25
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Jonathan Williams will present his paper, "Questioning Anti-Balkanization: Potential Problems with the Lack of Candor in Higher Education Affirmative Action Cases." Lunch served. For more information, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 25
    Bubbles, Bailouts, and Bedlam: How bad is the financial crisis? 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The subprime mortgage crisis has led to the failure or sale of some venerable financial institutions and the wholesale government bailout of others deemed "too big to fail." Some observers fear the entire financial system may be teetering on the brink of collapse. Join Professors Jim Cox, Steven Schwarcz, and Bill Brown for a discussion of the causes and cures for the growing economic crisis.

  • Sep 25
    WTO Moot Court Information Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Students interested in being a part of Duke's WTO Moot Court Team should attend this meeting. Important dates, general information about the competition, and a sign-up sheet for tryouts will be provided. Bring your lunch and learn more! 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs welcome. For more information, contact Amber Jordan at amber.jordan@law.duke.edu

  • Sep 25
    SOLIMENA Kick-Off and Film Screening 6:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Student Organization for Legal Issues in the Middle East and North Africa (SOLIMENA) begins its activities this semester with a screening of "The Battle of Algiers." This controversial 1966 film raises questions about the use of torture, the applicability of the laws of war against a resistance movement, and the legitimacy of resistance tactics. For more information, contact James Pearce at james.pearce@duke.edu.

Friday, September 26, 2008

  • Sep 26
    Leadership Retreat All DaySee description

    Leadership building and whitewater rafting weekend trip to Daniels, W.Va. for current and aspiring student leaders. For more information, contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 26
    Fall 2008 ITEHP Symposium 8:30 AMSearle Center Lecture Hall

    "The Toxico-Legal Interface: Use of Toxicological Science in Regulation and Litigation." Co-sponsored by Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP) and Duke University School of Law.

    For information and to RSVP before Sept. 19, contact Eve Marion at emarion@duke.edu or 919-613-8078.

  • Sep 26
    4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Oral Arguments 8:45 AMLaw School 3041

    Panel of judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will sit for oral arguments at Duke Law School. The room will open at 8:00 AM and attendees should be seated by 8:45 AM. Q&A with the judges to follow arguments. For more information, contact Stephanie De Falco at defalco@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 26
    LLM Resume Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Career counselors to give an interactive presentation on crafting an American-style resume and cover letters. Bring a copy of your draft U.S.-style resume to the workshop for review. Workshop is mandatory for LLM students who plan to participate in the annual LLM Job Fair in January 2009. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 26
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    David A. Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Skeel has twice received the Harvey Levin award for outstanding teaching and the Lindback Award for distinguished teaching. In addition to corporate law and bankruptcy, he also writes on sovereign debt, law and religion, and poetry and the law. To have lunch reserved, accept Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment. For more information, contact cheek@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

  • Sep 28
    Leadership Retreat All DaySee description

    Leadership building and whitewater rafting weekend trip to Daniels, W.Va. for current and aspiring student leaders. For more information, contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu.

Monday, September 29, 2008

  • Sep 29
    Faculty Distinguished Speaker Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Judge Richard Posner to be rescheduled.

  • Sep 29
    Exchange Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Students interested in studying abroad for the Spring 2009 semester should attend this meeting. Students on exchange at Duke Law will give presentations about their home universities. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please request an individual meeting with Tonya Jacobs on the sign-up sheet on the table outside Room 4065.

  • Sep 29
    Dinner & Movie Night 6:00 PMLaw School 4045

    Enjoy great food, a great film, and great company. Join Professor Linnartz to watch "Chasing Freedom," a film about a lawyer whose life is changed after she takes on a pro bono asylum case. For more information, contact Adam Sanders at adam.sanders@law.duke.edu

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

  • Sep 30
    JD/MBA Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The JD/MBA Club hosts an information session to give students the opportunity to learn more about the JD/MBA program at Duke. Representatives from both The Fuqua School of Business and Law School admissions offices will be available to answer questions. Non-pizza lunch served. For more information, contact John Duffy at john.c.duffy@duke.edu.

  • Sep 30
    Federal Courts versus Guantanamo Military Commissions: A Trial Lawyer's Perspective 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Tom Durkin and Ed McMahon, seasoned trial lawyers, to speak about the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, describe how they differ from federal court proceedings, and examine the issues raised when dealing with classified evidence in such proceedings. For more information, contact Stephen Bornick at bornick@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 30
    Criminal Procedure & Eyewitness Testimony Overview 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Gain the tools to help you recognize issues at the forefront of criminal justice. Professor Jim Coleman to provide a brief overview of criminal procedure and postconviction practice followed by a tutorial on the pitfalls of eyewitness testimony. All students welcome. Non-pizza lunch served. For more information, contact Eric Eisenberg at eric.eisenberg@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 30
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to review student groups' funding requests. Submit requests to Sean McClure's mail folder by Monday at 5:00 PM. Requesting groups are encouraged to attend to discuss their events.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

  • Oct 1
    DBA Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4049

    Meeting of Duke Bar Association's Executive Board.

  • Oct 1
    Understanding Boumediene: Perspectives 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    In Boumediene v. Bush, the Supreme Court held that detainees at Guantanamo have the right to challenge their detentions in federal court. Jonathan Hafetz, a staff attorney with the New York Office of the ACLU National Security Project, will join Professor Scott Silliman for a discussion about the implications of this decision. Co-sponsored by the ACLU, ACS, the Federalist Society, and the National Security Law Society.

  • Oct 1
    Appointments Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Governing faculty only.

  • Oct 1
    Domestic Violence: A Prosecutor's Perspective 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Leslie Cooley '05 to share her experiences as an assistant district attorney in Mecklenburg County as a part of the Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit. Cooley is currently prosecuting drug felonies. Lunch served.

  • Oct 1
    Job Searching for 2Ls: After OCI 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Learn how to pursue opportunities with diverse legal employers, including non-OCI firms and businesses, non-profit organizations, government, and other public interest employers. Lunch served. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 1
    WTO Moot Court Tryouts 4:00 PMLaw School 3043

    Each year Duke sends a team of four students to the North American Regional Round of the ELSA WTO Moot Court, a competition focusing solely on cutting-edge issues of WTO law, with participants from countries around the world. The top teams from the North American Regional Round will advance to the final oral rounds in Taipei. Team members are selected on the basis of tryouts. To sign up for tryouts, email Carla Reyes at carla.reyes@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

  • Oct 2
    Breakfast with the Dean 8:30 AMLaw School 2014

    Join Dean David F. Levi for coffee and conversation. Assorted breakfast refreshments served. Space is limited, to sign up contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu

  • Oct 2
    Boyarsky Lecture & Symposium on Health Care Reform 11:00 AMSee description

    Professor Barak Richman to present in session entitled "Ethical Health Care Reform: Who Benefits? Who Loses?" at the Boyarsky Lecture & Symposium held at the Schiciano Auditorium in the Fitzpatrick Center. For more information, call 668-9000 or visit http://trentcenter.duke.edu.

  • Oct 2
    ILS Language Table Kick-off 12:15 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    The following language tables are confirmed: Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin, Arabic, and German. If you are interested in other languages or in hosting other language tables, please email katherine.tsai@law.duke.edu. Food will be provided.

  • Oct 2
    WLSA Introductory Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Women Law Students Association introductory meeting. Agenda items include voting for 1L representative and discussing upcoming events. Lunch provided. Sponsored by WLSA and DBA. For more information, contact chaula.mehta@law.duke.edu or ruchita.dhawan@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 2
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    David Chiang will present "Facebook and Fair Play: Zippo and Internet-Based Personal Jurisdiction in the Web 2.0 Era." Lunch served. For more information, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 2
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email list-serv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 2
    "Don't Ask Don't Tell:" A Personal Discussion of Public Policy with the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Talk 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Tom Clark, Duke alumnus and retired commander USNR, and Aaron Tax, managing attorney for the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, to discuss the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, its legal framework and history, arguments for keeping/changing it, and stories of how it has impacted LGBT individuals in the armed forces. Current challenges, the future of the policy, and your questions/comments will be part of the discussion. Lunch served. Hosted by OUTlaw and cosponsored by the Duke Law ACLU.

  • Oct 2
    Appointments Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Governing faculty only.

  • Oct 2
    WTO Moot Court Tryouts 4:00 PMLaw School 4172

    Each year Duke sends a team of four students to the North American Regional Round of the ELSA WTO Moot Court, a competition focusing solely on cutting-edge issues of WTO law, with participants from countries around the world. The top teams from the North American Regional Round will advance to the final oral rounds in Taipei. Team members are selected on the basis of tryouts. To sign up for tryouts, email Carla Reyes at carla.reyes@law.duke.edu.

Friday, October 3, 2008

  • Oct 3
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Professor J. Mark Ramseyer has been the Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies at Harvard Law School since 1998. Prior to that, he was the Harold J. and Martin G. Green Professor of International Studies at the University of Chicago Law School. Ramseyer's research interests are Japanese law and law and economics. His subject area for supervising written work is Japanese law.

  • Oct 3
    Duke Law Journal Fall Lecture 1:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Law Journal welcomes Samuel Bagenstos, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, to discuss his article, "Spending Clause Litigation in the Roberts Court." Bagenstos is an expert in antidiscrimination law and is a former clerk of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sponsored by DLJ. For more information, contact Elissa Flynn at elissa.flynn@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 3
    Unaccompanied Minors Project Training 3:00 PMLaw School 3037

    This RASP-affiliated pro bono project pairs teams of students with attorneys from the North Carolina Justice Center to work on immigration petitions on behalf of immigrants under the age of 18 in North Carolina. All interested volunteers should attend this training. For more information, contact Carla Reyes at carla.reyes@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 3
    First Fridays 5:00 PMSee description

    Join members of the Duke Law community at a faculty-student cocktail reception in the Star Commons. Light appetizers and beverages served. Hosted by the DBA. Faculty and staff, RSVP to stephanie.lam@duke.edu for yourself and any guests you wish to bring.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

  • Oct 4
    Fall Cocktail 9:30 PMSee description

    Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association. A yearly semi-formal tradition. Please contact Stephanie Lam with any questions: Stephanie.Lam@duke.edu. Location: Spice Street, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Monday, October 6, 2008

  • Oct 6
    Charity Denim 10:00 AMSee description

    Duke Public Interest Law Foundation sponsors a Charity Denim sale at the Duke University Bryan Center (120 Science Drive) from 10 AM to 5 PM. Designer denim jeans to be sold at heavily reduced prices and a portion of the proceeds from each pair of jeans sold will fund public interest law fellowships for Duke Law students. Brands include: Seven for all Man Kind, True Religion, and iJeans. Open to everyone. For more information, contact Katherine.Shea@law.duke.edu or Stephanie.Lam@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 6
    Laura Dickinson: Outsourcing of the U.S. Military 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Laura Dickinson, professor of law at University of Connecticut, to speak about the privatization of military functions, the effect on human rights law, and mechanisms that might create greater accountability for contracted work. Lunch served. Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 6
    Practicing International Law Inside the Beltway 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Meha Shah (JD/LLM '94), attorney adviser of the Office of Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State to share her career path with students interested in practicing international law from the U.S. Shah has 13 years experience in international trade and national security. Lunch served. RSVP at http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid... by Oct. 2.

  • Oct 6
    Global Law Workshop 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Anna Gelpern from the Rutgers School of Law-Newark to present "The Global Mortgage Finance Crisis." For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

  • Oct 7
    Appointments Candidate 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Governing faculty only.

  • Oct 7
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to review student groups' funding requests. Submit requests to Sean McClure's mail folder by Monday at 5:00 PM. Requesting groups are encouraged to attend to discuss their events.

  • Oct 7
    Lessons Learned: Regulatory Science after the Bush Administration 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Sidney Shapiro, associate dean for research and development at Wake Forest School of Law and one of the country's leading experts in administrative procedure and regulatory policy, to discuss the institutional arrangements currently used to reduce the role of politics in regulatory science, assess the failure of these protections in the administration of George Bush, and consider the implications of this failure for protecting people and the environment in the future.

  • Oct 7
    North Carolina Bar Association Talk 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Learn how to kick start your legal career from leaders of the N.C. Bar Association. Lunch provided.

  • Oct 7
    IP Primer Lecture 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Professor Jennifer Jenkins to present the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society's annual introduction to intellectual property for 1Ls. Jenkins will discuss different intellectual property fields - copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and publicity rights - as well as the law school's IP offerings and career options for those interested in IP. Sponsored by the IP & Cyberlaw Society and DBA. For more information, contact dennis.oconnor@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

  • Oct 8
    From Law School to Lawyer: Navigating Law School 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Listen to attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis speak about how the opportunities you have in law school will impact you in the professional world. We'll discuss grades, journals, extracurriculars, and more. In order to make this panel as meaningful as possible, audience questions are encouraged. Lunch served. Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis and WLSA. For more information, contact Chaula Mehta at chaula.mehta@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

  • Oct 9
    First Friday Reception 12:00 PMSee description

    The Duke Bar Association will host a reception for students, faculty, staff, visiting board members and guests in Marcy's Garden featuring food, drinks and live music. No RSVP required.

  • Oct 9
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email list-serv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 9
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Sonja Ralston Elder will present her paper, "Teach Me or I'll Sue: Enforcing a State Right to Education Through a Private Right of Action." Lunch served. For more information, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 9
    Supreme Court Preview- moved to Oct. 30 12:15 PMNone

    The Supreme Court Preview has been moved to Oct. 30.

  • Oct 9
    Washington, D.C. Public Interest Alumni/Student Reception 5:00 PMSee description

    Alumni working in public service and/or former public interest student leaders invited to a reception with Duke Law students and faculty/administrators attending the Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Friday, October 10, 2008

  • Oct 10
    Equal Justice Works Conference & Public Interest Career Fair All DaySee description

    Duke Law students participate in the country's largest public interest career fair and conference in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Equal Justice Works. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 10
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Zephyr Teachout, Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Law. Teachout's teaching interests are election law, federal legislation, the law governing corruption, Internet and politics, comparative law, administrative law, law of democracy, and local government. To have lunch reserved, accept Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment. For more information, contact cheek@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

  • Oct 11
    Veterans Assistance Project Training 10:00 AMLaw School 4042

    Training to participate in the Veterans Assistance Project -- a program that assists veterans in filling out their disability claims. Coffee, bagels, fruit, etc. provided. To participate in the clinic on Oct. 24, you must come to this training session.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

  • Oct 14
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to review student groups' funding requests. Submit requests to Sean McClure's mail folder by Monday at 5:00 PM. Requesting groups are encouraged to attend to discuss their events.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

  • Oct 16
    30th Annual Duke University Estate Planning Conference All DayLaw School 3041

    Two-day conference comprised of a series of lectures by estate planning and tax practitioners and legal scholars. Provides a comprehensive overview of current developments in the field, tips for strengthening an estate planning practice, and discussions of estate planning problems and solutions. For more information, contact Linda Tucker at tucker@law.duke.edu.

Monday, October 20, 2008

  • Oct 20
    What is Islamic Law? 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Ebrahim Moosa, a joint faculty member in Religious Studies and Law, to give a lecture on the sources of Islamic Law and how Islamic legal provisions function in a number of countries in the world today. For more information, contact James Pearce at james.pearce@duke.edu

  • Oct 20
    Protecting the Vote: What to Watch For on Nov. 4 4:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Professor Guy-Uriel Charles and Visiting Assistant Professor Zephyr Teachout to discuss the voting rights issues that could shape the results of the 2008 election. A representative from the Obama campaign will also be on hand to describe local voter protection efforts and explain how students can get involved. For more information, contact Lisa Hoppenjans at lisa.hoppenjans@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 20
    Global Law Workshop 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Duke Law visiting professor Ehud Guttel to present his paper "Uncertainty Revisited: Legal Prediction and Legal Postdiction," forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review. If you plan to attend and/or wish to receive the paper, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

  • Oct 21
    1L CPDC Open House 8:30 AMSee description

    Hosted by the Career & Professional Development Center. Held in Room 2015.

  • Oct 21
    BLSA Academic Success Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Details to follow. For more information, contact Taren Greenidge at taren.greenidge@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 21
    PILF Auction Information Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Learn about the variety of ways you can earn PILF hours by volunteering to help with the PILF Auction. Sign-up sheets will be available for those who want to volunteer this semester or over winter break. Lunch provided. For questions or more information, contact Kim Maynard at kimberly.maynard@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 21
    Litigating for Merck: A General Counsel's Perspective with Bruce N. Kuhlik 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Business Law Society hosts Merck's General Counsel Bruce Kuhlik. Kuhlik to talk about how a general counsel's perspective at a large corporation differs from the perspective of litigators at large law firms across America. Discussion will focus both on Kuhlik's experiences and his advice for those with an interest in the management and development of corporations. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Chris Fawal at christopher.fawal@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 21
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to review student groups' funding requests. Submit requests to Sean McClure's mail folder by Monday at 5:00 PM. Requesting groups are encouraged to attend to discuss their events.

  • Oct 21
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Nita Farahany '04, Assistant Professor of Law and Philosophy at Vanderbilt University Law School. Farahany focuses on the intersection of criminal law, behavioral genetics, neuroscience and philosophy. She has presented her work to many legal, scientific, and philosophical audiences. To have lunch reserved, accept Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment. For more information, contact cheek@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

  • Oct 22
    Lessons Learned: The Bush Administration and Civil Rights 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Goodwin Liu, assistant professor at Boalt Hall University of California-Berkeley and co-director of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity, to examine the Bush administration's approach to civil rights in several areas including turmoil within the Civil Rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the administration's legal positions in affirmative action and desegregation cases, and Bush's signature civil rights initiative. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    DBA Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    For more information, contact Jonathan Skinner at jonathan.skinner@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    Counting to Five: What the 2008 Election Means for the Supreme Court 3:00 PMLaw School 4049

    Join the American Constitution Society for an intimate discussion with Professor Goodwin Liu of Berkeley Law about the impact of this election on the future of the Supreme Court. Liu is a leading scholar on constitutional law and progressive issues. Homemade desserts provided. For more information, contact Sonja Ralston Elder at smr12@duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    DJCIL Staff Social Event 6:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Details to follow. For more information, contact Jessica Hartzog at jessica.hartzog@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

  • Oct 23
    CICL Guest Speaker: James Nickel 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor James Nickel, of Arizona State University, to present a lecture based on his paper "Rethinking Indivisibility: Towards a Theory of Supporting Relations between Rights." Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law. For more information, visit http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=2404&u=26.

  • Oct 23
    HLSA Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    General meeting and discussion of upcoming events. For more information, contact Paula Domingos at paula.domingos@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 23
    Moot Court Board Executive Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4049

    All Moot Court Board officers should attend to review this year's agenda. For more information, contact David Mansfield at david.mansfield@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 23
    Covering the Court: Lyle Denniston 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Lyle Denniston, who has covered the Supreme Court for nearly fifty years and currently writes for the SCOTUS blog, to share his experiences. Denniston is also a frequent commentator for other media outlets including NPR's Justice Talking and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Society of Professional Journalists. Non-pizza lunch served. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Patricia Richman at patricia.richman@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 23
    Current IP Industry Issues 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Duke Law IPCS to host two practitioners from Kilpatrick Stockton to discuss current topics within the IP industry. All are welcome, especially 1Ls interested in IP who would like to hear how the market is doing and what opportunities are available. Lunch served. Co-sponsored by the DBA. For more information, contact Cassius Sims at cassius.sims@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 23
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Sarah Campbell to present her paper, "Restoring RLUIPA's Equal Terms Provision." Lunch served. For more information, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 23
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email list-serv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 23
    1L Critical Skills 4:30 PMLaw School 3037

    This event is the one you don't want to miss. We will go through resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and much more. The evening will conclude with a catered dinner. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. RSVP to careercenter@law.duke.edu by Oct. 20.

  • Oct 23
    "The Killing Fields" Screening 7:00 PMLaw School 4047

    The International Human Rights Law Society to host a screening of "The Killing Fields," an Academy Award winning film about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. Sam Waterston, Haing Nor, and John Malkovich appear in the film. Food provided. For more information, contact Times Wang at times.wang@duke.edu.

  • Oct 23
    OUTlaw Social & Discussion 8:00 PMSee description

    Everyone is invited to enjoy a glass of wine and talk with your fellow LGBT law students and allies at Wine Bar in Chapel Hill (450 W Franklin St.). This event will include an informal discussion on the recent Don't Ask Don't Tell event, National Coming Out Day and LGBT visibility at Duke, being LGBT or an ally at Duke Law, and whatever else the attendees choose to talk about. Afterward, we will walk to Bar Review at Top of the Hill. Co-sponsored by OUTlaw and DBA. For more information, email outlaw@law.duke.edu.

Friday, October 24, 2008

  • Oct 24
    DELPF Symposium 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum to present a day-long symposium: "The Future Environmental Agenda: Environmental Law and Policy Challenges Facing the Next President." For a schedule, visit http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/delpf/symposium. For more information, contact Brianna Menke at brianna.menke@duke.edu.

  • Oct 24
    Private Practice to Foreign Service 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Jason Ullner JD/LLM '99 to speak about his responsibilities as a staff aide to the ambassador of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and how the skills he obtained from his private practice helped him succeed in his current position with the U.S. Foreign Service. Lunch served. RSVP to http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid... before Oct. 22.

  • Oct 24
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Barry Friedman, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law, NYU School of Law. Friedman is a prominent constitutional scholar engaged in interdisciplinary research in constitutional theory and judicial behavior. He is also one of the country's leading federal courts scholars. Reserve your lunch by accepting Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment. For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 24
    BLSA's Research Triangle Park Potluck 7:00 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Enjoy an evening of food and fun as Duke's BLSA hosts the first official event linking local BLSA chapters from the University of North Carolina, North Carolina Central University, and Campbell University. A variety of culturally-themed dishes will be provided. For more information, contact Veronica Allen at veronica.allen@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

  • Oct 25
    Race Judicata 5K 8:00 AMSee description

    Support Duke Law's Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) by running or walking 3.1 miles on the gently rolling Al Buehler trail (around the perimeter of the Washington Duke Inn). Race begins at 8:30 AM. Event to include live music, food, a raffle, and prizes for top finishers in age/gender and specialty divisions. Sponsored by the Duke University School of Law Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, contact Gregory Dixon at gregory.dixon@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 25
    Innocence Day 8:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Innocence Project leaders from North Carolina law schools attend a day focused on the causes of wrongful convictions and what to look for when evaluating a claim for innocence. Exonerate Dwayne Dale to discuss his case and how he was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit. RSVP to http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid.... For more information, contact Catherine Brewer at catherine.brewer@law.duke.edu.

Monday, October 27, 2008

  • Oct 27
    Duke Law Votes All DaySee description

    Get out and vote! At 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., students and faculty will lead groups from Star Commons to the on-campus early voting site. Students who have not yet registered to vote in North Carolina may register and vote at the same time, as long as they provide appropriate documentation of a Durham County address (see http://www.co.durham.nc.us/departments/elec/Voter_Registration.html for acceptable forms of documentation). To check whether you are registered to vote in Durham County, visit http://www.co.durham.nc.us/departments/elec/votersearch/index.cfm . Sponsored by the Duke Law ACLU, Duke Law Democrats, Duke Law Republicans, HLSA, JLSA, National Security Law Society, SALSA, WLSA and the Duke Bar Association. For more information or to volunteer, contact jason.rathod@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    International Week All DaySee description

    International Week is an annual celebration of the international students and scholars who make Duke Law a wonderful place to learn and work. Events include speakers, presentations, the Cultural Extravaganza & Fashion Show, and the Food Fiesta.

  • Oct 27
    DBA Community Service Fundraiser 12:00 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The DBA Community Service Board will be raising money during International Week for World Relief, an organization that resettles refugees in the Triangle. As part of its efforts, DBA will sell sodas prior to each International Week lunchtime event with all proceeds going to World Relief. For more information, contact Matt Lipsky at matthew.lipsky@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    Robert Archer, Executive Director, International Council on Human Rights Policy 12:10 PMLaw School 3041

    Robert Archer to kick off Duke Law's International Week activities with a lecture on the developments and trends in human rights in the last fifteen years, giving particular attention to emerging issues in the current framework of human rights that will be faced in the coming years. Lunch served. Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    Becoming a Law Professor: Career Panel on Teaching at Law Schools 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Duke law professors give advice on starting a career in legal academia. Topics to include: publishing, fellowships, the teaching market, and dealing with hiring committees. All students, especially 1Ls, considering careers in teaching at law schools are strongly encouraged to attend. Please also visit http://www.law.duke.edu/teaching/teachingmarket for online resources. Hosted by the Student Paper Series and sponsored by the Dean's Office. For more information, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    Protecting the Vote: What to Watch for on Nov. 4 4:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Discuss the voting rights issues that could shape the results of the 2008 election with Visiting Assistant Professor Zephyr Teachout and Professor Guy-Uriel Charles. Representatives from the presidential campaigns will also be on hand to describe local voter protection efforts and let students know how to get involved. Pizza and beer served. Sponsored by the Duke Law ACLU and DBA. For more information, contact Lisa Hoppenjans at lisa.hoppenjans@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    Global Law Workshop 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Christine Windbichler from the Humboldt University Berlin School of Law to present "The Structural Requirement of Independent Financial Oversight: A Comparative Analysis." For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

  • Oct 28
    International Week All DaySee description

    International Week is an annual celebration of the international students and scholars who make Duke Law a wonderful place to learn and work. Events include speakers, presentations, the Cultural Extravaganza & Fashion Show, and the Food Fiesta.

  • Oct 28
    Croissants et Cafe 9:30 AMSee description

    Join the Law School community for pastries and coffee in the Star Commons. Food provided by The Refectory Cafe and sponsored by the Office of the Dean.

  • Oct 28
    DBA Community Service Fundraiser 12:00 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The DBA Community Service Board will be raising money during International Week for World Relief, an organization that resettles refugees in the Triangle. As part of its efforts, DBA will sell sodas prior to each International Week lunchtime event with all proceeds going to World Relief. For more information, contact Matt Lipsky at matthew.lipsky@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    Duke Law Drama Society Kick-Off 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Duke Law Drama Society meets to discuss plans for Honor Week shorts and the end-of-the-year Law Revue and to sign up for various acting roles and skit writing. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Slavik Gabinsky at slavik.gabinsky@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    BLSA Academic Success Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Part III of the BLSA Academic Success Series: "If I Knew Then, What I Know Now..." features two Duke Law alumni, David Cooke '07 and Tamala Boyd '04, who will share insight on course selection, exam prep, and associate life. Non-pizza lunch served. Sponsored by Simpson Thacher. For more information, contact Taren Greenidge at taren.greenidge@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    High Crimes, High Drama: An Insider's Account of the Saddam Hussein Trial 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Michael Scharf '88 is Professor of Law and Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Scharf served on the team of experts that provided training to the judges and prosecutors of the Iraqi Special Tribunal and the of the U.N. Cambodia Genocide Tribunal. He and the Public International Law and Policy Group were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the work they have done to help in the prosecution of major war criminals. Lunch served. Sponsored by CICL, LENS, the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono, and the Program in Public Law.

  • Oct 28
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to review student groups' funding requests. Submit requests to Sean McClure's mail folder by Monday at 5:00 PM. Requesting groups are encouraged to attend to discuss their events.

  • Oct 28
    Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Meeting of Law School faculty.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

  • Oct 29
    International Week All DaySee description

    International Week is an annual celebration of the international students and scholars who make Duke Law a wonderful place to learn and work. Events include speakers, presentations, the Cultural Extravaganza & Fashion Show, and the Food Fiesta.

  • Oct 29
    1L & LLM Electronic Bluebook Orientation Session 8:30 AMLaw School 3041

    Come to the session to be sure you can use Electronic Bluebook. Attendance is not mandatory, but there are three incentives: 1) If you do not have EBB successfully installed on your laptop before an EBB exam, you will have to hand write your exam; 2) Through this orientation, we are certifying a new Mac OS-based client for use in this fall's exams; and 3) We are certifying the addition of spell check for both Windows and Mac. Food provided. For more information, contact Wayne Miller at wmiller@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    DBA Community Service Fundraiser 12:00 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The DBA Community Service Board will be raising money during International Week for World Relief, an organization that resettles refugees in the Triangle. As part of its efforts, DBA will sell sodas prior to each International Week lunchtime event with all proceeds going to World Relief. For more information, contact Matt Lipsky at matthew.lipsky@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    Domestic Violence Awareness Week at Duke Law 12:00 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Get informed! Raise your awareness about domestic violence. Stop by our table to pick up literature and a pin to wear to show your support for domestic violence awareness and prevention. We'll even have treats. Brought to you by the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Project. For more information, contact Chioma Ajoku at chioma.ajoku@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    Career Panel for 1Ls 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Career & Professional Development Center hosts a panel of 2Ls & 3Ls to discuss careers with 1L students. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    Media Ethics, Radical Islam, and Presidential Politics: The Story of the "Obsession" DVD 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Omid Safi, professor of religious studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, to discuss the recent appearance of 28 million copies of a DVD entitled "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West" in local newspapers in 14 swing states across the country. The DVD, distributed as a free insert in papers such as The News & Observer, makes a number of controversial claims. Who funded this effort? What objectives does it serve? How credible are the claims it makes? Professor Safi to address these and other questions. Then, Duke Professor Jen'nan Read will speak more broadly about the use of religion, specifically Islam, as a scare tactic in the upcoming election. For more information, contact James Pearce at james.pearce@duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    Panel on the International Impact of the U.S. Presidential Election 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    In the globally connected world we live in today, the choice of president will affect not only the United States but many other nations as well, and our relations - political, economic and legal - with them. Visiting Professor John Dugard will discuss how the outcome of the presidential election could impact international law while Professor Donald Horowitz will discuss the impact on relations in Asia. Professor Ebrahim Moosa will discuss the impact on relations with the Islamic world and Professor Christiane Lemke, Leibniz Universität Hannover, visiting at UNC-Chapel Hill, will discuss the likely response from Europe. Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    International Week: Food Fiesta 5:30 PMSee description

    Join us in the Star Commons to celebrate the cultural diversity and culinary talents of the Duke Law community. Attendees (and participants alike) enjoy wine/beer tastings and foods from around the world prepared by Duke Law students, faculty, and staff. Participants submit dishes for the chance to win a prize in categories judged by faculty and student judges. For more information, contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

  • Oct 30
    International Week All DaySee description

    International Week is an annual celebration of the international students and scholars who make Duke Law a wonderful place to learn and work. Events include speakers, presentations, the Cultural Extravaganza & Fashion Show, and the Food Fiesta.

  • Oct 30
    Federal Judicial Center Conference 8:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Duke Law School to host the Federal Judicial Center Conference on "Facilitating Offender Reentry to Reduce Recidivism: Innovative and Evidence-based Practices in the Federal Courts."

  • Oct 30
    Public Interest Summer Employment Recognition Day: Breakfast 8:15 AMSee description

    Duke Law honors students who worked in the non-profit and government sectors last summer with breakfast. Invitation only attendance. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu. Location: Room 3000 (Burdman Lounge)

  • Oct 30
    DBA Community Service Fundraiser 12:00 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The DBA Community Service Board will be raising money during International Week for World Relief, an organization that resettles refugees in the Triangle. As part of its efforts, DBA will sell sodas prior to each International Week lunchtime event with all proceeds going to World Relief. For more information, contact Matt Lipsky at matthew.lipsky@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 30
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Carla Reyes to present her paper, "The EU Privacy Directive and the GATS: Possible Violations and Future Implications." Lunch provided. For more information, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 30
    1L & LLM Electronic Bluebook Orientation Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Come to the session to be sure you can use Electronic Bluebook. Attendance is not mandatory, but there are three incentives: 1) If you do not have EBB successfully installed on your laptop before an EBB exam, you will have to hand write your exam; 2) Through this orientation, we are certifying a new Mac OS-based client for use in this fall's exams; and 3) We are certifying the addition of spell check for both Windows and Mac. Food provided. For more information, contact Wayne Miller at wmiller@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 30
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email list-serv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 30
    International Public Interest Employment 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Would you like an international public interest job next summer? Three Duke Law students to tell about their 2008 summer public interest experiences abroad: Amanda McRae (Advocacy Forum/LPR Nepal, Katmandu, Nepal), Bettina Roberts (International Bridges to Justice, Geneva, Switzerland), and Jennifer Lerman (Public Interest Law Institute, Budapest, Hungary). Lunch served. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono.

  • Oct 30
    Public Interest Summer Employment Recognition Day: Table Talk & Peer Counseling 4:15 PMSee description

    Students who worked in the non-profit and government sectors over the summer share how they obtained and financed their positions. Also featured, a law firm pro bono table. Event open to the entire student body (especially 1Ls). To be held in Star Commons. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 30
    International Week's Cultural Extravaganza & Fashion Show 5:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Members of the Duke Law community perform in a cultural talent and fashion show. Sponsored by the International Law Society. For more information, contact sheena.paul@law.duke.edu or noah.browne@duke.edu. Sign up to participate at http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid....

  • Oct 30
    National Moot Court Scrimmage 6:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Interested in Moot Court? Not sure what it is? Just want to cheer for some Duke teams? Join the members of this year's National Moot Court teams as they prepare for their regional competition. The two Duke teams will compete against each other in front of a panel of alumni judges. Students competing are Sarah Campbell, Tim McGinn, and Eric Wiener; Jim McDonald, Sonja Ralston Elder, and Phil Stoup. For more information, contact Sonja Ralston Elder at smr12@duke.edu.

Friday, October 31, 2008

  • Oct 31
    International Week All DaySee description

    International Week is an annual celebration of the international students and scholars who make Duke Law a wonderful place to learn and work. Events include speakers, presentations, the Cultural Extravaganza & Fashion Show, and the Food Fiesta.

  • Oct 31
    Supporting Vietnam's Legal and Governance Transformation 9:30 AMLaw School 3041

    Helle Weeke LLM '91, principal development specialist at Development Alternatives, Inc., to speak on lawyers' role in international development. From 2002-2007, Weeke served as DAI's senior trade lawyer to the USAID-funded STAR-Vietnam project and as chief of party to the Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative, also funded by USAID. Brunch served. RSVP to http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid... by Oct. 29.

  • Oct 31
    Federal Judicial Center Conference 12:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Duke Law School to host the Federal Judicial Center Conference on "Facilitating Offender Reentry to Reduce Recidivism: Innovative and Evidence-based Practices in the Federal Courts."

  • Oct 31
    LLM Alumni Panel: Challenges and Strategies in the U.S. Legal Market 12:00 PMLaw School 4045

    Three Duke LLM alumni to speak about opportunities and strategies for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market by sharing their job search experience and insights. Panelists include an associate with a national law firm, in-house counsel of an international corporation, and a consulting firm's international development specialist. Lunch served. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and the Career and Professional Development Center.

  • Oct 31
    Lessons Learned: The Bush Administration and Voting Rights 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Pamela S. Karlan, one of the nation's leading experts on voting and the political process, to speak about the protection of voting rights, electoral administration, and redistricting under the Bush administration and what lessons we can take from the last eight years. Karlan has participated in extensive pro bono litigation representing civil rights and civil liberties groups, minority voters, elected officials, and others. On the basis of her voting rights work, the American Lawyer named her one of its Public Sector 45, a group of young lawyers "actively using their law degrees to change lives." Sponsored by the Program in Public Law and the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 31
    Halloween Party 9:30 PMSee description

    Break out the costumes for this Duke Law tradition! Buses will transport students from Station 9, West Village, Alexan Place, Alexan Farms, Pinnacle Ridge, The Lofts, and The Belmont to the party. Prizes awarded for the best individual and group costumes. Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association. For more information, contact Stephanie Lam at Stephanie.Lam@duke.edu. Location: Big Barn Convention Center, Hillsborough, N.C.

Monday, November 3, 2008

  • Nov 3
    Take the Work out of Networking 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Being an outstanding student is important to getting a foot in the door, but presenting yourself as a confident, focused, aspiring attorney is how you will get the key to the door. Join our nationally known expert for an interactive discussion on the fundamentals of establishing and building new professional relationships that will serve as the foundation of your career. Lunch provided. RSVP to careercenter@law.duke.edu by Oct. 31 to reserve your spot.

  • Nov 3
    Duke Law Lunch Lecture Series: Intellectual Property 12:15 PMSee description

    Panelists include James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law; David L. Lange, Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law; and Jerome H. Reichman, Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law. Moderated by Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law. To be held in Star Commons. Lunch provided.

  • Nov 3
    Detainee Rights in a New Administration: The Future of Guantanamo Bay and Military Commissions 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Professor Scott L. Silliman will lead an informal lunch discussion on the future of detainee rights, including habeas corpus after Boumediene, the role of military commissions in a new administration, and the consequences of closing down Guantanamo Bay. Bagel lunch provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Ryan Stoa at ryan.stoa@duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    Clark Neily on Economic Liberties 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Clark Neily to discuss how judges' failure to enforce the Constitution is destroying economic liberty and entrepreneurship. Burritos provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Andrew Prins at andrew.prins@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    Environmental Litigation to Protect Natural Resources 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Steve Roady, an environmental attorney for the public interest law firm EarthJustice, to discuss how environmental litigation is used to protect natural resources. Roady has been teaching ocean and coastal law and policy at Duke Law School and the Nicholas School of the Environmental and Earth Sciences since 2003. Lunch served. Sponsored by Duke Environmental Law Society. For more information, contact Adrian Broderick at adrian.broderick@duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    Understanding American Business Culture for International Lawyers 4:30 PMLaw School 3043

    This event is the culmination of the LLM Professional Development Program. Sharon Abrahams, the director of professional development at McDermott Will & Emery, will explain the customs of U.S. business practice and why U.S. business people and lawyers behave as they do to help strengthen your relationships and ensure that cultural differences do not hamper your professional and personal success. Dinner provided. To attend, RSVP to hu@law.duke.edu by Oct. 31.

  • Nov 3
    Global Law Workshop 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Amy Cohen from Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law to present "Nepal and Involvement of NGOs in Local Development and Finance." For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    National Moot Court Scrimmage 7:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Interested in Moot Court? Not sure what it is? Just want to cheer for some Duke teams? Join the members of this year's National Moot Court teams as they prepare for their regional competition. The two Duke teams will compete against each other in front of a panel of alumni judges. Students competing are Sarah Campbell, Tim McGinn, and Eric Wiener; Jim McDonald, Sonja Ralston Elder, and Phil Stoup. For more information, contact Sonja Ralston Elder at smr12@duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

  • Nov 4
    Breakfast with the Dean 10:00 AMLaw School 2014

    Join Dean David F. Levi for coffee and conversation. Assorted breakfast refreshments served. Space is limited. To sign up, contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 4
    Duke Law Lunch Lecture Series: The Variety of Electoral Systems: A Conversation for Election Day 12:15 PMSee description

    Moderated by Professor Ernest Young. Presenter will be Donald L. Horowitz, James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science. Commentator will be Professor Ralf Michaels. To be held in Star Commons. Lunch provided.

  • Nov 4
    IP@Duke 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society for a talk with Bob Taber about the IP, licensing, and patent issues Duke is facing. Taber is the Vice
    Chancellor for Science and Technology Development and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology at the Medical Center. As such, he oversees patents and licenses for the entire university, commercially
    sponsored research, new venture activity, corporate gifts, and selected corporate vending relationships for this almost $2-billion enterprise. Open to all. Lunch provided. For more information, contact amelia.marguet@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 4
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to review student groups' funding requests. Submit requests to Sean McClure's mail folder by Monday at 5:00 PM. Requesting groups are encouraged to attend to discuss their events.

  • Nov 4
    Election Watch Party 7:00 PMSee description

    Duke Law students, faculty, and staff are invited to watch the election returns come in on the big screen in Star Commons. Food and beverages provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law, Duke Bar Association, and Fuqua MBAA.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

  • Nov 5
    Duke Law Lunch Lecture Series: Election 2008: What Just Happened? 12:15 PMSee description

    Panelists include Visiting Professor Guy Uriel Charles; John Aldrich, Duke University Pfizer-Pratt Professor of Political Science; and Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling. Moderated by Christopher H. Schroeder, Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies. To be held in Star Commons. Lunch provided.

  • Nov 5
    Lexis Employer Research for 1Ls 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Researching potential employers is important and Lexis can help! Learn how to run specific searches based on what you want and how to efficiently use Martindale Hubbell and Courtlink to get a true picture of a firm's work over the last year. Sign up online at www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool on the MY SCHOOL page. Space is limited; 1Ls and LLMs only. Lunch provided and 200 points for attending! For more information, contact stephanie.okeefe@lexisnexis.com.

  • Nov 5
    Duke Law Innocence Project Mandatory "Show-Up" 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    DLIP volunteers meet with the executive officers and their case managers or the special projects chair to discuss their progress, with an eye towards preparing volunteers to write final memoranda and participate in case review sessions. For more information, contact Eric Eisenberg at eric.eisenberg@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 5
    "Pinochet's Last Stand" Screening 6:30 PMLaw School 4047

    The International Human Rights Law Society presents "Pinochet's Last Stand," a BBC documentary about the trial of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, starring Derek Jacobi. Watch this fantastic film and learn about Pinochet and the law of extradition and universal jurisdiction. Pizza dinner served. For more information, contact Matthew Smith at mas1218@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

  • Nov 6
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email list-serv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 6
    Duke Law Lunch Lecture Series: The Credit Crisis: A View from the Street 12:15 PMSee description

    Panelists include Nora Jordan '83, head of Davis Polk & Wardwell's Investment Management Group; George Krouse '70, of counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ed Greene, general counsel, Citi Markets & Banking. Moderated by James D. Cox, Brainerd Currie Professor of Law. To be held in Star Commons. Lunch provided.

  • Nov 6
    Duke Law Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come hear how you can help put hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the pockets of low-income Durham residents by working with VITA. This pro bono project starts in January garners immediate results. Lunch provided; bring your own beverage. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 6
    Transfer Students Class Registration and First Semester Report Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Transfer students meet to discuss their experiences at Duke Law thus far and class registration for the Spring '09 semester. Lunch served. Sponsored by the Transfer Student Association. For more information, contact Robb Giddings at robert.giddings@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 6
    Leadership Working Group 1:15 PMLaw School 4172

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 6
    The 21st Century Law Library 4:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Panelists include Dick Danner, senior associate dean for information services and Archibald C. and Frances Fulk Rufty Research Professor of Law at Duke Law School; S. Blair Kauffman, librarian and professor of law, Yale Law Library; and John G. Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and vice dean of library and information resources, Harvard Law Library.

  • Nov 6
    Celebration of the Goodson Law Library 5:30 PMSee description

    Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a program and reception in celebration of the newly renovated J. Michael Goodson Law Library.

  • Nov 6
    International Law Society Annual Party 10:00 PMSee description

    All are welcome to attend what promises to be "the best international dance party ever" at the G-Loft at 737 9th Street. Music will be bumping all night courtesy of DJ Island Sound. HLSA has sponsored free salsa lessons beginning at 9:45 p.m. and a salsa performance at 10 p.m. Feel free to wear something with a global vibe. No cover. For more information, contact Sheena Paul at sheena.paul@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 7, 2008

  • Nov 7
    LLM Course Registration Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    LLMs learn how to register for your spring classes via ACES. This session is your only chance, as registration for LLMs begins Monday, Nov. 10 at 8 AM.

  • Nov 7
    First Fridays 3:30 PMSee description

    A special First Fridays event, as this is part of the Building Dedication celebration week. Join members of the Duke Law community at a cocktail reception in Marcy's Garden. Live music by the Marla Vickers Band. Light appetizers and beverages served. Hosted by the DBA. RSVP to events@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

  • Nov 8
    Building Dedication Ceremony 9:30 AMSee description

    All members of the Duke Law Community are invited to the formal Building Dedication Ceremony in Star Commons. The ceremony will feature remarks by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and Judge Allyson Duncan '75 of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Nov 8
    Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy 11:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Duke Law students are invited to participate in an intimate discussion and question and answer session with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court.

Monday, November 10, 2008

  • Nov 10
    Honor Week All Dayunknown

    Honor Week has been postponed to spring 2009.

  • Nov 10
    DLJ Westlaw Training 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Lunch served. For more information, contact Kelda Brennan at kelda.brennan@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    Human Rights in Nepal 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Join the International Human Rights Law Society for an informal discussion of human rights in Nepal. There will be home-cooked local food, music, and lots of information. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, contact Amanda McRae at amanda.mcrae@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    Southern Justice Spring Break Trip interest meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Learn about the great volunteer opportunities available in the Southern Justice Spring Break service trips. Through these trips, law students not only have fun spring breaks, but they are also able to volunteer in meaningful ways. For more information, contact Kat Shea at katherine.shea@law.duke.edu or Stephanie Lam at stephanie.lam@law.duke.edu (for the New Orleans trip) or Lisa Hoppenjans at lisa.hoppenjans@law.duke.edu (for any of the other locations). Also, check out http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=2084&u=31.

  • Nov 10
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to review student groups' funding requests. Submit requests to Sean McClure's mail folder by Monday at 5:00 PM. Requesting groups are encouraged to attend to discuss their events.

  • Nov 10
    Global Law Workshop 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Dania Thomas from the Keele University School of Law-Staffordshire to present "The Argentine Financial Crisis and the Aftermath: Focus on Gender Empowerment via Local Cooperatives." For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

  • Nov 11
    Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture 12:10 PMLaw School 3041

    Judge William Fletcher of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to deliver the annual Currie Memorial Lecture. In his talk titled, "Whose Courts are They? Federal Courts in an Age of Federalism," Fletcher will address a recurring and unanswered question among scholars of the federal courts: What constitutional obligation does Congress have to confer jurisdiction on the federal courts? Lunch provided; dessert reception following. For more information, contact Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

  • Nov 12
    "Operation Christmas Child" Information and Sign-ups 12:00 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    All students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by the Operation Christmas Child table to learn more about providing a special gift of hope and joy to children in desperate situations around the world: a shoe box filled with goodies and gifts. OCC is the creation of the Christian international relief organization, Samaritans Purse. Collection of the gift boxes will occur next week. Sponsored by the Duke Law Christian Legal Society. For more information, contact Matthew McGee at matthew.mcgee@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    The Use of Foreign Law in National Courts 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Professor Ernest A. Young will lead an informal lunch discussion on the use of foreign law and legal standards in American Courts and specifically, how this shaped the outcome in Roper v. Simmons, a case concerning the legitimacy of the juvenile death penalty. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Cassie Webster at cassie.webster@duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    Summer Institutes Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Attention first-year JD/LLMs and others interested in studying abroad during summer 2009: Join us for a meeting to discuss course offerings and faculty members who will be at the 2009 Duke-Geneva and Asia-America Institutes. Former Institute participants from both programs will be in attendance to answer questions. For more information, contact Tonya Jacobs at walt@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    Lessons Learned: The Bush Administration and Executive Power 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Neil J. Kinkopf, professor of law at Georgia State University, to examine the Bush administration and executive power through a question posed by Niccolo Machiavelli in The Prince: Is it better to be loved or feared? Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law and the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    Duke Forum for Law and Social Change Diversity Town Hall 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The 2008 election season broke many barriers toward equality: for both race (Richardson & Obama) and gender (Clinton & Palin). But there were also several setbacks (Prop. 8, the Arkansas gay adoption law, etc.). So the question we ask is, "What does the 2008 election mean for America?" This student discussion will be hosted by Jeff Chemerinsky. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Sarah Diof at sarah.diouf@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    LLM Presentation by Allen & Overy 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    LLMs are invited to a presentation by Allen & Overy. For more information, contact Chun Hu at hu@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    We Are Not in Safety: Human Rights Law and Advocacy since the 1990s 6:30 PMJohn Hope Franklin Center 240

    The Graduate Student Human Rights Working Group will host a discussion with faculty on the lessons to be drawn from the past two decades in human rights law and advocacy. Join Professors Catherine Admay, Allen Buchanan, George Christie, John Dugard, Robin Kirk, and Michael Tigar for a close look at the uncertain position of human rights today.

    This event will be followed by the kick off meeting for the Graduate Student Human Rights Working Group.

    Dinner will be served. RSVP to Dan.Smith@Duke.edu.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

  • Nov 14
    Community Roundtable Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Meeting of all student organization and journal leaders and members of the administration. For more information, contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 14
    Appointments Candidate 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Governing faculty only. For more information, contact Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 14
    Open Doors, Perspectives on Alternative Legal Careers: Public Defenders 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Justin St. Aubin, assistant public defender for Mecklenburg County (Charlotte, N.C.) to speak about his legal career and opportunities available. Interviews for 1Ls and 2Ls interested in the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office 2009 summer program will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Contact Camesha McAllister at mcallister@law.duke.edu to set up an interview time. Lunch provided. RSVP by Nov. 12. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Nov 14
    Life Lessons with Judge Everett 7:00 PMSee description

    The Duke Law Christian Legal Society invites you to an informal dinner and discussion with Judge Robinson Everett. Judge Everett, who has served the Duke Law community for more than 50 years, will share some of his life lessons and experiences within the law as informed by his faith. To be held at Judge Everett's home (600 LaSalle St, Apt. 1-A, Durham, 27705). Sponsored by DBA. RSVP to Isaac Linnartz at ial@duke.edu.

Monday, November 17, 2008

  • Nov 17
    Tracking Down Information: Public Records and the Law 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Innocence Project's final training session of the year will focus on finding and obtaining public records, and the North Carolina Public Records Law. Lunch served. For more information, contact Toby Coleman at tobias.coleman@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    OUTlaw General Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Attendees will discuss leadership positions and plans for upcoming events. For more information, contact outlaw@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    Phi Alpha Delta Kickoff and Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Phi Alpha Delta is an international law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion, and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession, and the community. PAD provides great opportunities for connections with alumni, networking with other law schools around the state and nation, and professional and social opportunities. Join us for a short information session on what make Phi Alpha Delta a great opportunity. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Phil Rubin at phil.rubin@duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    The Relationship Between Jewish Law and Jewish Story 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Rabbi Michael Goldman, Rabbi for Jewish Life at Duke and University Jewish Chaplain, to speak about "The Relationship between Jewish Law and Jewish Story." All are welcome. Lunch provided. Sponsored by JLSA and DBA. For more information, contact Adam Schupack at adam.schupack@duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    Supreme Court Update 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Duke Law Professors Christopher Schroeder, Ernest Young, Katharine Bartlett, and Lisa Griffin as they discuss environmental law, preemption, anti-discrimination, and criminal-related cases in this Supreme Court update. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    A special session of the Global Law Workshop: Youngjing Jung, visiting professor at Duke Law 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Youngjin Jung, a visiting faculty member from South Korea, to present "Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties: Cartel Enforcement's Global Reach" that he co-authored with Julian M. Joshua and Peter D. Camesasca. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    Evening Reception 6:00 PMSee description

    Join us for an informal evening reception. Enjoy light refreshments and hors doeuvres as you relax with your friends before exams and the holidays. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by Baker Botts and WLSA. To be held in the Star Commons Mezzanine. For more information, contact Chaula Mehta at chaulamehta@comcast.net.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

  • Nov 18
    Equal Protection of the Law? Revisiting Romer v. Evans 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The recent passage of Prop 8 in California has once again raised concerns about how legal institutions value the rights of gay Americans. A similar issue was considered by the Supreme Court in Romer v. Evans when voters in Colorado passed a referendum which prohibited state and local governments from passing anti-discrimination laws to protect gay rights. Professor Thomas Metzloff will show a recently-completed documentary about the origins of the Romer v. Evans case and then discuss its application to the current legal environment. Bagel lunch provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Qais Ghafary at qais.ghafary@duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    What is a Conservative Judicial Philosophy? 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    A Federalist Society lunch with Professor Ernest Young. For more information, contact Andrew Prins at andrew.prins@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    Issue Recap: ABA National Security Conference 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Professor Scott Silliman to offer students a recap of the issues discussed at the recent ABA National Security Conference in Washington. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Tania Faransso at tania.faransso@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    Patent Policy at the European Commission 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Alfonso Calles-Sanchez, a visiting scholar who represented the European Commission in patent treaty negotiations and was responsible for defining and implementing European Community patent policies and legislation, will present his views as an insider to international patent negotiations and on the challenges facing the U.S. and European patent systems. For more information, contact Dennis O'Connor at dennis.oconnor@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Visiting Assistant Professor Shawn Bayern. Bayern graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2006, and received his BS in Computer Science from Yale University in 1999. His research focuses on common-law issues and the workings of courts. Before his legal career, Bayern worked in computing research at Yale University. There, he developed the Central Authentication Service (CAS), a software framework for computer security which has been adopted worldwide by many universities (including some parts of Duke). Invited attendees may reserve a lunch by accepting Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment. For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    Where NAFTA Stands: A Reassessment from the United States, Canada, and Mexico 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Nearly 15 years after it came into effect, politicians, scholars, labor leaders, and human rights advocates are divided on the overall impact of NAFTA. Panelists Alejandro Posadas, Debra Steger, and Gary Hufbauer will discuss how the agreement impacted each of their countries. Moderated by Fritz Mayer of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to review student groups' funding requests. Submit requests to Sean McClure's mail folder by Monday at 5:00 PM. Requesting groups are encouraged to attend to discuss their events.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

  • Nov 19
    Lessons Learned: The Bush Administration and International Law 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Curtis Bradley will discuss lessons learned from the Bush Administration's treatment of international law, on issues such as the establishment of the International Criminal Court, the treatment of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo, and the war in Iraq. The Bush Administration is often portrayed as not taking international law seriously and routinely disregarding it whenever it is perceived to be inconsistent with (short term) U.S. interests. Bradley will explain how this portrayal is both too simplistic and in some ways untrue. Critics are right that the Administration's approach to international law has been problematic, but this has not been because the Administration has disregarded international law, but rather because it has sometimes focused too much on law to the exclusion of other, pragmatic considerations. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

  • Nov 21
    LLM Exam Advice Session 11:05 AMLaw School 3043

    The Registrar, International Studies office, and Professor Tom Metzloff will address the honor code, exam instructions, and tips for preparing for and taking exams successfully.

  • Nov 21
    Governing Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Professor Mitu Gulati to present. Invited attendees should accept Nancy Cheek's GroupWise appointment to have lunch provided. For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 21
    Thanksgiving Dessert Celebration 6:30 PMSee description

    The J. Reuben Clark Law Society hosts a Thanksgiving dessert night. To be held in Star Commons. For more information, contact John Gochnour at john.gochnour@law.duke.edu.

Monday, November 24, 2008

  • Nov 24
    A Song's Tale: Mashups, Borrowing, and the Law 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor James Boyle will describe the history of a single song - protesting the government's inept response after Hurricane Katrina - and its century-old lineage in the work of Kanye West, Ray Charles, and others. Each borrowed from others, yet they borrowed in different ways, with different legal rules, in different musical cultures. Their music was shaped by these constraints. At the end, we can sense how future music may be shaped and what our musical culture may give up in the process. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Public Domain. Overflow in Room 3043. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at smith@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 24
    CPDC Student Advisory Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Details to follow. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

  • Nov 25
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to review student groups' funding requests. Submit requests to Sean McClure's mail folder by Monday at 5:00 PM. Requesting groups are encouraged to attend to discuss their events.

Monday, December 1, 2008

  • Dec 1
    Moot Court: Philip Morris v. Williams 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    A moot court with the attorney, Robert Peck of the Center for Constitutional Litigation, for the respondent in the case of Philip Morris v. Williams which is before the U.S. Supreme Court. Open to students. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Julian Yap at yap@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 1
    Global Law Workshop 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    John Dugard, visiting faculty member from the Center for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, to present "The Legal Status of Advisory Opinions." Advisory Opinions of the International Court of Justice are becoming increasingly important: witness the 2004 Advisory Opinion on the Wall in Palestine and now the proposed advisory opinion on the independence of Kosovo. Despite their importance there is still uncertainty about the legal effect of advisory opinions. Clearly they are not binding on States, but are they binding on the United Nations itself? For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 1
    Dinner & A Movie 6:00 PMLaw School 4045

    Enjoy great food, a great film, and great company. Take a break from studying and join Professor Linnartz to watch "My Cousin Vinny" (ranked #3 in the ABA's list of top-25 legal movies). Dinner provided. For more information, contact Adam Sanders at adam.sanders@law.duke.edu

  • Dec 1
    JD/LLM Fall Dinner 6:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Details to follow. For more information, contact Kim Lott at lott@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

  • Dec 2
    Alumni & Development Lunch for LLMs 12:15 PMSee description

    The Duke Law School Alumni & Development Office is very pleased to invite our LLMs, exchange students, SJDs, and visiting scholars to a special lunch. To be held in Burdman Lounge. For more information, contact Susan McLean at mclean@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 2
    Finding and Funding a Summer Public Interest Job 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    If you are likely to pursue public interest or government work for your 1L summer, then this is the session for you. An informal program will cover the basics of summer public interest employment, focusing on the important issue of funding, by discussing a variety of funding opportunities through the law school and elsewhere. Session led by Carol Spruill, associate dean for public interest & pro bono, and Stella Boswell, career counselor for public interest and government work. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

  • Dec 3
    Breakfast with the Dean 10:00 AMLaw School 2014

    Join Dean David F. Levi for coffee and conversation. Assorted breakfast refreshments served. Space is limited, to sign up contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu

  • Dec 3
    Prosecuting Public Corruption Cases: A Prosecutor's Perspective 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Nicholas Marsh '98, trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, criminal division, public integrity section, to discuss a number of topics relating to the investigation and prosecution of federal criminal cases, and in particular how those topics apply to public corruption matters. He will also speak about the considerations relevant to initiating a public corruption investigation, the different statutory and prosecutive approaches available to federal prosecutors, and some of the unique challenges that public corruption prosecutions present. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

  • Dec 4
    Post Graduate Fellowship Information Session 12:15 AMLaw School 4044

    Planning for a post graduate fellowship can begin as early as your 1L year as you think about upper class courses, summer jobs, and pro bono activities. Please join Carol Spruill, associate dean for public interest & pro bono and Stella Boswell, career counselor for public interest and government work, to learn about how to begin the search for post-graduate fellowships; where to find deadlines and tips for applying; which are the major fellowship programs; and what support is available throughout the application process. Open to all students. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 4
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Erin Blondel to present her paper, "Is Clarence Thomas an Originalist?" Lunch served. For more information or for a copy of the paper, email Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 4
    ACS Bagel Lunch 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Professor Doriane L. Coleman and 3L Sonja Ralston-Elder will discuss the current state of public education in the U.S., with special attention to questions of programming and funding. Bagel lunch provided. Sponsored by ACS. For more information, contact James Pearce at james.pearce@duke.edu.

  • Dec 4
    Law and Social Science 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Details to follow. For more information, contact Lisa Musty at musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 4
    Private Equity, Sovereign Funds, and the Global Credit Crunch 4:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    John A. Canning Jr. '69, Stephen A. Schwarzman, and Gao Xiqing '86 to discuss the global implications of the credit crisis. Canning is the chairman and co-founder of Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago. Schwarzman is the chairman and co-founder of the Blackstone Group, a private-equity firm based in New York. Prior to that position, he was the head of Lehman Brothers' global mergers and acquisitions team. Gao is the general manager and chief investment officer of China Investment Corp., China's sovereign investment fund. To be held in Star Commons.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

  • Dec 9
    Children's Hospital Holiday Party 11:00 AMSee description

    This is the seventh consecutive year members of the Law School community have hosted this holiday party at the Children's Hospital, which features arts and crafts, caroling, refreshments, toys/presents and a special visit by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to volunteer. If you are interested, please e-mail Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the DBA Community Service Board. Location: Duke Children's Hospital, 2301 Erwin Road.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

  • Dec 10
    Before Exams Breakfast Break 7:30 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Stop by and pick up a breakfast sandwich, coffee/tea, or juice before heading to exams! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu

  • Dec 10
    Finance & Law Lunch 12:15 PMFuqua School of Business

    Duke Law School, The Fuqua School of Business, and UNC Law School faculty luncheon. The law presenter will be Deborah DeMott, who will discuss "Fiduciary Boundaries." The finance presenter will be Manju Puri, who will discuss "Understanding Bank Runs: The Importance of Depositor-Bank Relationships and Networks." For more information, contact Debbie Upchurch at upchurch@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

  • Dec 19
    End of Exams Cake Break 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stop by and grab a slice of cake to celebrate the end of exams. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu.